By resisting the Greeks of Peristeri (76-79), Strasbourg took a big step towards the main round of the Champions League. The Alsatians are at the head of group E.
With only eight players, Strasbourg won on the floor of Peristeri (76-79). In Greece, SIG confirmed their big first leg victory and consolidated their place at the top of Group E of the Champions League. With three successes in four days, the resident of Jeep Elite is almost guaranteed to qualify for the next round.
A decisive 3 points from Jefferson in the money-time
As in the first leg won at the Rhénus two weeks ago, Lassi Tuovi’s men were better. They led the score for 38 minutes. But that did not prevent a little fright at the end of the match. While the gap reached 20 units in the third quarter, the two teams found themselves tied 43 seconds from the end. The depth of the bench almost benefited the Greeks but Brandon Jefferson scored the decisive shot. 12 seconds from the buzzer, he gave the SIG a three-point lead. The three points that made the difference at the end of the match. Before the American leader, it was the Ishmail Wainright – Bonzie Colson duo who carried the Alsatians. They scored 18 and 20 points respectively. Enough to fend off Argirios Pedoulakis’ men. Five of them have yet scored 12 points or more. Marvin Jones even finished in a double-double but the Strasbourgers were just better. They are only one victory away from qualifying for the main round of the Champions League. From January 13 with the reception of Riga, the Sigmen will have the opportunity to complete the job.
🏀 4th day of #BasketballCL
– SIG Strasbourg (@sigstrasbourg) December 22, 2020
Strasbourg markers : Jefferson (9), Cavalier (5), Lansdowne (12), Izundu (4), Bohacik (7), Maille (4), Wainright (18), Colson (20)